Sunday, 7 June 2015

Tiny Things Worth Larger Than Life

Perhaps you may have try before washing the muddy soil with a pan and jump in excitement to find tiny bits of precious minerals amongst the dirt.
Let's ponder about these tiny golden sand amongst the dark soil. See how it shines.
As I imagine this, I'm relating it to some happenings that came into my life lately.
Sometimes I feel nothing spiritually uplifting when being around certain friends I often hang out with. Work can be stressful. It's almost the same situation at home as well.
That made me set off to a journey of searching for a sanctuary, where I can rejuvenate and refresh my thoughts clouded by high pressurized environment. I patronized bookshops, cafes, and even slow down my car just to admire the vast mountains.
Is it true that I need to find a place that will fulfill this need? Yes, you may. There's nothing wrong in that.
Well, let's pause for a few minutes of reflection.
In your highly stressful working place, recall the few minutes or even seconds where someone said something positive to you, or just a pat on your back. Recall the few minutes or even seconds where you managed to accomplish something good, or able to help someone.
Feel it. Did these made you smile, or even tears of joy?
Realize that, even as the leaf falls off from tree with Allah's permission, Allah had also given you that opportunity to experience these positive things into your life.
Nobody is perfect, but by the moment they did something positive towards you, know that it's a priceless blessing bestowed by Allah Most Wise.
That's your sanctuary.
Use these blessings to strengthen your heart and radiate that with your smile. For our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) informed you & me, that a smile is a charity. Let your smile enriches everyone around you who are in dire need of compassion, InshaAllah.
"And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor];"
~Qur'an 14:7
And Allah knows best smile emoticon

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